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  1. Car completely died for a few minutes in traffic

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hello, first time posting here after 6 months of owning a 62 Giulietta 1.4 TCT Sportiva. I had a weird experience yesterday and wondered if anyone had any ideas on it: In heavy traffic and stop start cuts in and turns engine off. My battery is about 6 months old and S/S has worked perfectly...
  2. Giulietta GV TCT from massive high to depressing low in minutes

    South Africa
    So casually driving my Giulietta QV TCT thinking "God I love this car". Get to a shopping complex where I was planning on grabbing a drink or two. And the car loses all power and cuts out. Dash flickers like a x-mas tree. Reads Transmission error. Try and start the car. Car says 'Cant find...
  3. First Alfa Romeo - broke my heart in 20 minutes.

    Introduce Yourself
    I have always been a petrol head finally got myself an Alfa Romeo 156 1.6 Twin Spark (2003) Test drive was during the day. Drives like a dream, noticed that temp gauge didn't move much, but was only a short test drive so was not overly concerned. So on the way home, temp gauge doesn't move...
  4. 10 minutes grace (traffic wardens now to 10 ten mins)

    General Motoring Discussion
    Before giving a ticket to illegally parked vehicles in england.... Wonder if they will continue to hide around the corner and pop a ticket on your windscreen as before....10mins gives them time to eat a pie while they wait :p
  5. Porsche 918 does the Ring in under 7 minutes

    General Motoring Discussion
    Thats quite a brisk time :eek: Porsche 918 Spyder Tops Global Debut with New Nurburgring Record
  6. Snapped door handle fixed in 3 minutes

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The only thing I don't like about this forum section is that the photos aren't displayed and for that I have to go to the "Images" lounge (or pay to become a member) :thumbs: Anyways, as I know a lot of you only search the "147,165 & GT" lounge when problems arise, here's a little quick guide...
  7. 16 minutes to buy this 156 V6 (not mine)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT I spoke to the owner, who seems genuine - no idea when the belt was done - apart from slightly 'tight' gearbox everything works fine Full exhaust 2 yrs old brakes & tyres 2 yrs old...
  8. B&M - takes exactly 30 minutes to start-up

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Hi Guys. Wonder if anyone can help. I have a 57 plate 159 2.4 Ti. Had it for 18 months and have never got the B&M working. Have read all the posts regarding upgrading and have tried suggested solutions. My main problem is that it takes Exactly 30 minutes for the USB port or steering wheel...
  9. Alfa stereo turning off after 20 minutes

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Hi, I saw something about this in the manual, but didn't fully understand. I removed the original unit recently to try (unsuccessfully) to fit a Sony unit. Having decided to refit the original unit I now have a new problem. The unit turns off whilst I'm driving after about 20 minutes. If I...
  10. rebuilding a motor in minutes...

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    This is cool... Changement de moteur en stop-motion - Vidéo Dailymotion
  11. My 156 JTS lasted... 45 minutes!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So my Hyundai is terminal now (:cry:) so I made the trip (£35 train ticket) up to pick my dad's 156 JTS up, swapped the insurance over (£73 for the rest of the policy) and off I go. 45 minutes later I lose all power on the motorway and by sheer luck I have a clear shot at the hard shoulder from...
  12. Sergio Marchionne on 60 minutes

    Alfa Giulietta
    Watch Sergio Marchionne on last night's 60 Minutes
  13. Sergio on 60 minutes

    General Alfa Discussion
    Okay I know most dont like the man but did anyone see the interview.. He was showing off some of FIAT's high end cars (lots of Ferraris, Maserati's and an Alfa Romeo 8C (and spider)) and he took the journalist for a spin.. Guess which car he took the journalist for a spin in.. Jip you guessed...
  14. 25 minutes for B&M to start ?

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Hi all. Wonder if anyone might be able to point me in the right direction. I have the general problems highlighted in other threads about 'English Language Unavailable' etc. I have updated 5.5 and got 'Update Complete' I have updated English language pack and got 'USB Update Completed'...
  15. Engine dieing on my 156 after few minutes...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, my 156 starts to fail on me ... been a few weeks now and it keeps geting more annoying. Basically .. i start the car, let it run for 2-3 minutes, engine cuts off. ... plus almoust every time i start the car cold engine cuts out instantly if i dont give it a little push with the...
  16. 156 stereo turns off after 20 minutes while driving

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I have a very odd issue with the stock Bose system on my 156 Sportwagon... Basically, one day the stereo decided to turn itself off after 20 minutes, which is the standard length of time it would stay on when you turn the ignition off. However, I never set this feature and the stereo...
  17. central locking/alarm only every ten minutes

    Alfa 145 & 146
    146. my central locking / alarm works fine as long as I don't try to activate it more than once every ten minutes or so. Yes i've changed the batteries, thrice. It's all fine as long as I don't need to get back in the car two minutes after I've locked it, last week in a rush I had to move the...
  18. Ordered my Mito 10 minutes ago...Have I already made a mistake?

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi All, Firstly, hello to everyone, this will be my first Alfa and as such also my first visit to this forum. So I'm selling my 6 month old Audi TT in order to 'downsize' and save some cash. I've just ordered a Mito Veloce 135 TCT (Black). I'm after a quick turnaround so I asked the dealer...
  19. VDC Message after a left turn in the first minutes of the day.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    2002 156 SW Selespeed JTS Every morning in the first left curve of the day a would get a message VDC failure. Well I tried the following: Checking around the reserve wheel because there’s a sensor somewhere back there. Checked fuses Changing tires and alignment. Changed steering wheel left...
  20. Alfa 147 Radio sound goes after 2 minutes

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have a problem with the sound system in the 147 I have just bought. After about 2 to 3 minutes the sound goes, even though the head unit still shows the radio station or CD details. I replaced the head unit and still have the same symptoms. The radio code is accepted by the head unit OK. Does...